Marcelo Zarvos has been hired to score the upcoming and currently untitled HBO movie about Phil Spector. The film is written and directed by David Mamet (Glengarry Glenn Ross, The Untouchables) and stars Al Pacino as Spector and Helen Mirren as his defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden. The movie explores the client-attorney relationship between the legendary music producer and his attorney who represented Spector during his first trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson. Jeffrey Tambor, James Tolkan and Martin Jarvis are co-starring. Michael Hausman (Recount, The People vs. Larry Flynt) is producing the project while Barry Levinson is executive producing alongside Pacino and Mamet.  Zarvos has previously collaborated with Levinson a number of times, most recently on the sci-fi horror thriller The Bay, which is still awaiting a release date. He also scored a number of high profile HBO movies before, including Levinson’s You Don’t Know Jack, Taking Chances and last year’s Too Big to Fail. The project marks his first collaboration with writer/director David Mamet. No word yet on a premiere date of the Phil Spector biopic, but it is expected to air later this year on HBO.

Zarvos’ other upcoming projects include the drama Won’t Back Down (previously entitled Steel Town) starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter, which is scheduled for a release on September 28, 2012. Also coming out later this year is the thriller The Words starring Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been picked up by CBS Films. The composer’s music can currently be heard in theaters in the comedy Friends with Kids, which opened last weekend.